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Chromebook FAQs

Answers to address issues with Chromebook when used for Blackboard

I cannot download documents from my course in Bb

If you click a file link in your Bb course, nothing happens and the file cannot be downloaded nor viewed, you will need to do the following:

How to get MS Office suite (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) on my Chromebook?

  1. Go to the York college website, york.cuny.edu.
  2. Under Current Students > Online Services, click on "e-mail/Office 365". Remember to use your York email credentials.
  3. Click on the App Launcher button located on the upper-left hand side next to Outlook.
  4. On the right-hand of the address bar, click on the icon to download the Office App.
    Click icon in cb address bar image
  5. Click "Install".
    Install Office app cb image. A dialog box asking to install the app will appear. Click on Install button to do so.

The app will automatically open to access the MS Office Suite.

Do not forget to pin your Office app to the Chromebook Shelf.

Keyboard Shortcuts

View the Chromebook Keyboard Shortcut to complete tasks quickly.